A-Lines Abound: First ride after some major changes

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Re: A-Lines Abound: First ride after some major changes

Post by MattyCiii » Sep 07 2020 6:48pm

Recent picture.

The biggest changes since… whenever are:

1. Battery is now in the frame triangle, and

2. The rear fender, which I designed and 3D printed (it's only 2/3 done, but does a pretty good job as is.
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Re: A-Lines Abound: First ride after some major changes

Post by adam333 » Sep 08 2020 6:43pm

Nice look!
Do you have a CAD picture of the full fender?

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Re: A-Lines Abound: First ride after some major changes

Post by MattyCiii » Sep 08 2020 9:37pm

I'm still learning Fusion 360, so this was pretty difficult to craft. The first 1/3 section is hollow, and is just about large enough to house the motor controller (which is currently mounted in the black box on the seat tube). So I plan to move the controller there some day, make the bike look cleaner.
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1st build: Dahon Jetstream folding bike. Quick, reliable, capable of 32mph. Light enough to lift, folds for easy transport by car/bus/train.
2nd build: RC powered 2009 Norco A-Line. Top speed 39mph. Built like a tank, it's resistant to Boston potholes, can stop on a dime, easily goes up/down curbs when necessary.

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Re: A-Lines Abound: First ride after some major changes

Post by adam333 » Sep 09 2020 12:25am

Nice :)

Just be sure to include a way for the air to pass somewhere so the controller don't overheat.

I bought a FDM Tronxy 500 printer 3 month ago and I am still looking for a material that stick well on the glass bed and is easy to print + resist the heat from outdoor Sunlight.

What material did you used for this print?

Eventually, I will kick myself in the butt and move those battery to the center frame as you did.

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